Saturday, April 19, 2008


The camper is out of storage and in the driveway!!!  YEAH!  Mark is working today but as soon as he gets home we will opening it and washing it and getting ready to go camping.  This week is going to seem really long.  Friday after work we will be going camping.  I hope the weather stays nice so we will be able to have a good weekend.  Maybe if we get it all done tonight we will take it to the campground tomorrow.  You just never know.  We are all so ready to go camping.  It was so nice out yesterday, sunny and 80.  Perfect.  It seemed like such a long winter this year, I am more than ready for warm weather. 
Tuesday I took John (one of the twins) to Eastern Michigan.  He really liked it there and has decided that is where he is going to go to college. He signed up for his fall classes.  He goes to orientation for 4 days,  It is over Labor Day weekend and then they start classes on the 3rd of September.  Josh is going to go to Grand Valley State University.  His orientation is July 21st.    His classes will start on August 25.  It is all coming so quickly.  Thier graduation party will be June 28, the acutal graduation ceremony is June 15th.  It is all going to be so much fun.  And a little sad. 
I still have a little bit of the funk left with me but it is getting better.  I am making myself get out there and do things instead of just sitting at home and thinking about all the changes that are going to be coming for me.  I have found a few new things to get involved in so that when the boys are gone and I don't have to run to track or cross country meets or basketball games or cook and clean every night, I will have some other things to do already in place.  Who knows I might just really learn to enjoy not having my kids around 24/7.  Might take a while to get used to but............ we shall see.
Aiden is here this weekend.  He is coloring a picture and watching cartoons right now.  He is in need of a little nap but doesn't seem to want to slow down so I am having him at least slow down for a bit.  Maybe he will fall asleep while he is coloring!
I think that I will go lay down on the couch for a bit and see if he lays down with me.  A nap just might be good for both of us!

7 comments:

imgr8phil said...

Life is all about change.  I'm sure everything will go well and when it is supposed to.  Look forward, anticipate, and enjoy camping and the future.  Have a good weekend.

Phil

linnpooh said...

The change is  really hard at first after they go off to college, but soon, although you still miss them terribly, you start to find things within yourself that you lost years ago....that part is nice :)
My niece went to Grand Valley, she loved it! Mandy ended up at Michigan State...I think we're lucky here in Michigan to have so many great schools!!

Hope the week passes quickly so you can get in that camper....whoohoo!!

Pooh Hugs,
Linda

lv2trnscrb said...

((Linda)) having a taste of the empty nest syndrome this past year, it is hard to get used to, but you are wise to think of events to fill up your time; do share what you will be doing; would love to hear about it

so glad both twins are going to college! I know you will miss them, though

I'm glad you are getting out of your funk a bit too and I hope you enjoy your camping adventures next weekend!

betty

stetsonsfyre said...

Naps are great LOL I take 'em whenever I can. Your camping sounds like fun, I might even consider going if we had a set up like the one in the pic LOL as it is? tents? bugs? etc and etc. out there? and it being TEXAS? yuck yuck and double yuck... Texas is right up there next to Florida with the size, quantity and variety of bugs nope, not for me...nice trailor? nice cabin? maybe  LOL.  I hope the boys do well and are happy with their choices with schools.  Hugz** Teresa

and YAYYYYYY I got another alert from you <g>.

princesssaurora said...

Aiden will always be keeping you busy, and so will your daughter too!  I love this pic of the camper!  THe lights are great!  Wow... the boys certainly have a lot going on... but they will always roost back to you mom!

be well,
Dawn
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ekgillen said...

Wow~the boat on the water and the camper out of storage~YOU are ready for some FUN!!
Gillie

cvgflydis said...

Aw, man...............I miss our RV! I usually head out to the Kentucky Horse Park for several days to just relax and plan visits with lots of old friends. Making me wish we'd never sold it. (We just didnt' use it enough to justify the storage costs).

have a wonderful time!

Angel